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Christian refugees dying in Iraq

Catholic World News - August 14, 2014

Christians who have fled their homes in the wake of the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are dying of hunger, thirst, and disease in refugee camps, the Catholic Herald reported.

Outside the camps, “the Christians are homeless. There are no places for them — (they are) only sitting in the churches, parks, streets, in this heat of sun,” said Sahar Mansour, who taught chemistry at the University of Mosul before the Islamic State invaded the city.

“A lot of people are sick: elderly, infants and pregnant women sitting under the sun, and they cannot catch their breath,” she added. “People are dying because of the shortage of medicine, water and food.”

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